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How to prevent and get rid of dark spots (hyperpigmentation) and acne scars

You might notice the dark marks left on your skin after you had a breakout or picked a pimple. But what exactly causes these dark spots? And how can you remove them? Dark spots that appear after a breakout, inflammation or injury are also known as PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). People often refer to these spots as scars interchangeably, however, acne scars are a different skin condition and need different treatments.  Unfortunately, acne is commonly chronic and hence can cause chronic skin markings/PIH where a breakout occurs. This hyperpigmentation is often more common in darker skin tones due to their higher amount of melanin. However, there’s hope! Dark marks can be managed and slowly faded with the right treatment.  What is...

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How to prevent dry, itchy skin during winter

Winter is here and with that comes cold weather, low humidity and windy days. All of which can leave your skin feeling parched. Many people struggle to keep their skin hydrated during winter. This is likely due to many things, including changes in temperature and use of heating systems indoors.  In this article, we’ll cover what causes dry skin, why winter can make it worse, and share our top tips for preventing dehydrated skin during the colder months. But first, how can you tell your skin is in need of hydration?  These are the symptoms of dry skin. A feeling of tightness Itchiness Redness Grey or ashy skin Mild to severe skin flaking and peeling Scaling Deep skin cracks that...

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If there’s one thing most people want, it's healthy, glowing skin. It seems like a difficult goal to achieve and many don't know how to achieve this result in their skincare routine.  But we’re here to help! In this article, we’ll describe what makes skin healthy, and what methods you can use to achieve a radiant complexion. So, what is healthy skin?  First of all, it’s important to bust the myth that healthy skin is perfect and flawless. Your skin is an organ and is never going to be perfect. All skin has inherent flaws - it’s normal!  Your skin is an organ, and the biggest one you have at that. And just like a healthy body, healthy skin is skin...

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The Truth About Double Cleansing

What is double cleansing? For those who don't know what it is, let me fill you in. Double cleansing means cleansing your skin twice, instead of once - first with an oil-based cleanser to break down makeup, sunscreen and dirt, followed by a water-based cleanser to ensure a thorough cleanse. It may sound like too much work for some people, but trust me when I say it's worth it! Read on for all the benefits of double cleansing! Benefits of double cleansing Cleansing your skin effectively is an essential step to ensuring healthy skin. Proper cleansing removes dirt, grease and bacteria from your skin, allowing your skincare products to actually penetrate the skin and work as promised.   Double cleansing is...

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